DH came home tonight and said he was talking to his boss at lunch today and asked him if he could recommend any babysitters in our area, since his family is from around here and his sister still lives in our town. He says yes and then enthusiastically recommends his 14 year old niece. Says she has a lot of experience in babysitting and could give references.
My instant reaction was "Not a chance". Then I remembered that I babysat at 14 and sometimes that was two kids at once. Now, thinking back, I think that's madness. DH was surprised by my reaction and thought I was being silly. Either way, since I'm uncomfortable about it, we will not be hiring her.
Am I overreacting? Would you let a 14 year old with good references watch your LO?